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 for spinner
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Spinner \Spin"ner\ (sp[i^]n"n[~e]r), n.
     1. One who, or that which, spins one skilled in spinning; a
        spinning machine.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A spider. "Long-legged spinners." --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Zool.) A goatsucker; -- so called from the peculiar noise
        it makes when darting through the air.
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     4. (Zool.) A spinneret.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Ring spinner, a machine for spinning, in which the twist,
        given to the yarn by a revolving bobbin, is regulated by
        the drag of a small metal loop which slides around a ring
        encircling the bobbin, instead of by a throstle.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  spinner
      n 1: someone who spins (who twists fibers into threads) [syn:
           spinner, spinster, thread maker]
      2: board game equipment that consists of a dial and an arrow
         that is spun to determine the next move in the game
      3: fisherman's lure; revolves when drawn through the water

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  37 Moby Thesaurus words for "spinner":
     bait, birdlime, bola, cobweb, dragnet, fishhook, fly, gill net,
     ground bait, hook, jenny, jig, lariat, lasso, lime, lure, meshes,
     mule, net, noose, plug, pound net, purse seine, seine, silkworm,
     snare, sniggle, spider, spinning frame, spinning jenny, spinster,
     springe, squid, throstle, toils, trawl, wobbler
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  spin control
  spinner
  
      A type of input control available on most graphical
     user interfaces, consisting of a text box or list control
     with associated up and down buttons.  The user can either type
     in the text box or select an item from the list by clicking on it
     directly, or they can repeatedly select the next or previous value
     by clicking the up or down button.
  
     (2008-09-26)
  

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